Education

Université Paris-Sorbonne : 2010-2017

Doctorat en Histoire de l’ART et Archéologie à l’Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV, sous la direction du Professeur Alain Mérot : Nicolas Besnier (1685/86-1754) : architecte, orfèvre du roi, directeur de la Manufacture royale de tapisseries de Beauvais, et échevin de la Ville de Paris.

Royal Collection Studies

6th-15th September 2015

Established in 1996, ROYAL COLLECTION STUDIES is an annual course organised on behalf of Royal Collection Trust by The Attingham Trust, which has run successful summer schools since 1952.

Based near Windsor it studies the patronage and collecting of the Kings and Queens of England from the 15th century onwards. The teaching includes lectures and tutorials, as well as visits to both the occupied and unoccupied palaces in and around London.

Since the school is held when the Royal Family is not in residence, WINDSOR CASTLE forms the central theme. Regular visits are also made to study the architecture and contents of other palaces, generally outside normal opening hours.

The teaching is organised on broadly chronological principles, developing an understanding of the changing function and character of the Royal Collection through a study of the monarchs responsible for its creation. Comparisons are made with other European court cultures. The school looks at architecture, British and European decorative arts, paintings and works on paper, concentrating on the individual strengths of each period.

The course is intended primarily for those professionally engaged in relevant work. Members of past programmes have been drawn from all over the world. Some scholarship assistance is available.

The School begins at ST. GEORGE’S CHAPEL and studies its association with the Order of the Garter. At HAMPTON COURT, the Tudor and Stuart apartments are studied in depth.

KENSINGTON PALACE gives an insight into the patronage of William and Mary and their immediate successors. The exuberant patronage of George IV takes the school to the State Apartments of WINDSOR and to BUCKINGHAM PALACE, where many early 19th-century interiors and their furnishings survive. Study of the later 19th century is concentrated at Windsor and illustrates the involvement in artistic and practical affairs of Victoria and Prince Albert.

Lecturers and tutors include the staff of Royal Collection Trust and Historic Royal Palaces, and other specialists.

The Course Director is Giles Waterfield.

Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale : 2008

Auditeur à l’Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale –IHEDN-, Paris.

Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes : 2000

Thèse à l’Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes –EPHE-, Sciences historiques et philologiques, IVème section, Paris sous la direction du Professeur Jean Chagniot et du Professeur Guy-Michel Leproux.

Université Marc Bloch : 2000

Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies -DEA- en Histoire de l’art à l’Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg II sous la direction du Professeur Christine Peltre.

Université François Rabelais : 1999

Maîtrise en Histoire de l’art de l’Université François Rabelais, Tours sous la direction du Professeu Claude Mignot de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV.

Ecole du Louvre : 1998

Elève diplômé avec une double mention de l’Ecole du Louvre, Paris : 

– Cours organique de l'”Histoire des arts appliqués à l’industrie” sous la direction de Madame Anne Dion-Tennenbaum, conservateur en chef au département des Objets d’art du Musée du Louvre, Paris.

– Cours oragnique de l'”Architecture, décor et ameublement des grandes demeures”  sous la direction de Monsieur Gérard Mabille, conservateur en chef, Musée national du château de Versailles et de Trianon et Monsieur Jean-Pierre Samoyault, onservateur général honoraire des musées français.

Ecole Boulle : 1998

Elève diplômé en Ebénisterie Traditionelle de l’Ecole Boulle (Greta des Arts Appliqués), Paris.

Université Robert Schuman : 1995

Diplôme d’Etudes Universitaires Générales -DEUG- de Droit de l’Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg III.